Throughout the states that saw major teacher strikes, retaliation has come in the form of threatening freedom of speech, assembly, and association. The goal of many of the laws are not only to make striking illegal, but to use the very communities that teachers struck for as political fodder.
The announcement that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) plans to roll back protections for Americans trying to collectively bargain and unionize is worrisome
Both Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) are engaged in monitoring and tracking First Amendment protected activity.Monitoring of political speech is inherently chilling. It is also outside the jurisdiction of both ICE and CBP.
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWNEo3elFUcVhqYVV6ZngxQmlVOHlmNjVHN1dv Original document name: Healthy Gulf Mississippi Critical Infrastructure Bill Letter Letters & Testimony, MS, 2019
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWSmpDemhKWFBidEpoWkg5NmIybjJBeDB3aVRN Original document name: MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE TAKES AIM AT FREE SPEECH RIGHTS OF LANDOWNERS, CONSERVATION GROUPS Letters & Testimony, MS, 2019
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ir-6ieFD_6Gi98YtzMZHMIJRXrHKEdZ9/ Original document name: Illinois Critical Infrastructure Bill 2019 Letters & Testimony, IL, 2019
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zq-WT1GT8PgjWUGrR4QkiNtJDttwqzgM/view?usp=sharing Original document name: WHAT ACTIVISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILLS Talking points/summary, USA, 2019
The National Park Service is considering new regulation that would severely curtail the right to protest. Reactions to these new regulations have been overwhelming. The comment period closed on October 15. We don’t yet know the total number of comments received, but so far the NPS has counted over 71,000 comments. This count is still growing.